2017 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Winners

The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. They are 1 for 1 in predicting the Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner by awarding OJ:Made in America in their top spot last year. This year they chose Jane, the doc about the extraordinary life of Jane Goodall.

The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honor the finest achievement in documentary features and nonfiction television. The awards were determined by BFCA and BTJA members with expertise in the documentary field.

Full list of winners:

Best Documentary
Jane

Best Director
(TIE)
Evgeny Afineevsky (Cries from Syria)
Frederick Wiseman (Ex Libris: The New York Public Library)

Best First Documentary
Kedi

Best Political Documentary
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Best Sports Documentary
Icarus

Best Music Documentary
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Best Song in a Documentary
“Jump” (Step) – written by Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson and Laura Karpman, performed by Cynthia Erivo

Best Documentary Series
The Vietnam War

Best Ongoing Documentary Series
American Masters

Most Innovative Documentary
(TIE)
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Last Men in Aleppo

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